Longmores Blog Site change

by Charlotte Quantick on September 9, 2014

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new blog site that will be incorporated onto our main website.  Previous blogs have been transferred over to the new site for your reference and sections including practice area, author, and date have been added to make the site more user-friendly. We will be deleting [...]

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By Nichole Giddings Thanks to improvements to the Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) application process, it will be easier and simpler for people to make sure their wishes are followed if their mental capacity declines. The process, run by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), will retain key safeguards so that choices on life [...]

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THE CONSUMER CONTRACTS (INFORMATION, CANCELLATION AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES) REGULATIONS 2013

September 1, 2014

Written by Craig Harrison and Fasil Hussain The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) came into force on 13 June 2014 and replace the previous law on distance selling and doorstep selling. The Regulations apply to all consumer contracts (with some exceptions). There are essentially 3 different scenarios to which [...]

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Statutory Advertisements – Protecting Estates Against Unknown Creditors

August 29, 2014

By Alastair Liddiard Acting as a Personal Representative in the administration of an estate, whether as Executor (where there is a Will) or Administrator (where there isn’t) carries a high level of responsibility for those who accept it. Not only are they charged with collecting in funds and carrying out the terms of the Will [...]

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Why Court Cases Don’t Settle Sooner No.3: Confirmation Bias

August 21, 2014

By John Wiblin This blog—the last in a series focussed on inhibitors to the settlement of disputes—explores confirmation bias: a leading reason why parties take losing cases to trial and a phenomenon that is widely recognised by psychologists. According to psychologist Daniel Kahneman, our brains have two types of mental processes.  Our   ‘System 1’ process [...]

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DUTY OF GOOD FAITH IN COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

August 5, 2014

By Craig Harrison and Fasil Hussain The doctrine of ‘good faith’ is recognised in most civil law systems across Europe and in many US states. English law on the other hand, has not generally recognised an implied duty that contracting parties should perform their obligations in good faith. Traditionally, English courts have taken the view [...]

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